Lucienne's Sugar Free Chocolate is made with premium quality cocoa beans, grown on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms in Ecuador. The beans are roasted and processed in small batches, which helps to maintain a high level of antioxidants and provides great aroma and flavor. The sweetener and cocoa are "conched" together, grinding slowly over several days. The result is a smooth and delicious Dark Chocolate, with 83% cocoa content, but with the flavor of a 70% Dark Chocolate. All ingredients are 100% natural.
Lucienne's sweetener is made using Rebiana and Erythritol. Rebiana (also known as rebaudioside A or rebA) is the sweet extract from the Stevia Leaf. It is extracted by steeping the Stevia in water and then separating the Rebiana. Erythritol is a natural sugar alcohol created by fermenting glucose with the yeast Moniliella pollinis. Unlike other sugar alcohols, Erythritol is absorbed by the body and does not cause gastric distress. The result is a non-caloric, all-natural sweetener with great taste and free from common side effects of many artificial sweeteners.